The Steel Guitar is an instrument first made popular by Hawaiian music, and is also a familiar sound in country and western music. The steel guitar also has roots in a small number of African American churches throughout the US. In the first of two parts, WUFT FM’s Patrick Colden talked to the author of “Sacred Steel,” Robert Stone, to get the story behind the steel guitar’s place in American Culture.[audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/sacredsteel.mp3]
"It's Been a Minute with Sam Sanders" is set to launch Saturday, Oct. 7, at 6 p.m. after All Things Considered and before Fresh Air Weekend. It's part of a new weekend lineup on 89.1 WUFT-FM and 90.1 WJUF-FM.